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'General Hospital': Who does accident-prone Jason think he is now? -- EXCLUSIVE TEASER

Okay, someone really needs to keep Jason from getting behind the wheel of cars. Now that Jason Morgan (Steve Burton) went and got himself into yet another auto accident on General Hospital, the women in his life (his mom, his ex, his fiancee — oy, there are so many!) are now dreaming of what life could have been, had his memory not been wiped clean in the first place.

This makes my head hurt. Clearly, I’m not alone: Check out Jason’s “injuries” in this action-packed promo:

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'All My Children' creator to appear on sudser

All My Children will pay tribute to its creator this month by featuring Agnes Nixon in a cameo role.

Nixon, who launched the sudser in 1970, will reprise her part as Agnes Eckhardt, a member of the Pine Vally Hospital board. She first appeared on AMC in 2005 to help the show celebrate its 35th anniversary. This time, her character is admitted to the hospital where Cara (Lindsay Hartley) and David (Vincent Irizarry) take care of her. She also runs into Erica Kane (Susan Lucci).

All My Children ends it run on ABC on Sept. 23.

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Josh Duhamel on returning to 'All My Children': 'I always wanted to go back'

It seems like you never stay dead on soap operas. But All My Children‘s Leo du Pres remained among the deceased longer than most. Or so we thought, anyway.

Today, Josh Duhamel’s beloved con man made his return to Pine Valley after a nine-year absence. “I guess in a way it was just my way of saying thank you to go back and do an episode,” Duhamel says of the long-running serial, which is set to air its final episode Sept. 23 before debuting as a web series by online production company Prospect Park on Sept. 26.

“I’ve been thinking about it for years. I always wanted to go back, even if it was just walking in the background of a scene and have the characters go, ‘Wait…was that Leo?’” A double-take would be merited. To conclude his three-year arc in 2002, Duhamel’s Leo plunged into a raging waterfall — although his body was never found — while trying to protect his wife, Greenlee (Rebecca Budig). In today’s episode, Greenlee, now married to Cameron Mathison’s Ryan Lavery, woke up in a hospital to find — shock! — Leo asleep on a gurney. Tomorrow’s installment will conclude Duhamel’s arc and “provide closure” on the Leo-Greenlee relationship, the actor says.  READ FULL STORY

Sarah Michelle Gellar will guest star on 'All My Children'

UPDATED: It’s official: Sarah Michelle Gellar will return to All My Children for a guest star appearance during the show’s final batch of episodes — but not in her previous role as Kendall.

“I can today officially confirm that I will be doing a guest spot on All My Children,” Gellar told critics. “When I heard that the show was canceled, I didn’t understand. Like, ‘forget it, it just doesn’t make sense to me.’ And I called Judy Blye Wilson, who is the casting director and has been since I was there, and I said, ‘I want to do something.’ And I was very specific — I don’t want to be Kendall. That’s Alicia’s role, but I just wanted to be a part of it. I have no idea what I’m going to be doing. So we can take suggestions, but I will be doing one day. Yeah, I’m excited.”

The show will end its run on ABC Sept. 23 and is expected to return in some form on the internet, though not details have been released.

Gellar was on hand to promote her new CW show Ringer and says she was relieved when the show was passed on by CBS and instead landed at The CW. READ FULL STORY

Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn talk return to 'Days of Our Lives'

Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are back! Well, not yet. But they’re looking forward to Sept. 26, which will mark the pair’s return to Days of Our Lives and, they say, hopefully a return to the reality-based storytelling that once kept fans coming back for years.

In the video below, the pair chat about their big return and the show’s plan to get viewers back. Hall, who was controversially let go from the show in 2009, says she’s glad to be back after a period of experimentation with “science fiction-y” storytelling. “Everyone is taking chances trying to find out where the audience is. When it gets down to it, they want the simple story,” she says.

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Josh Duhamel returns to 'All My Children' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTO

Look who’s the class act? EW obtained this exclusive first look of Josh Duhamel, who approached All My Children about reprising his role as con artist Leo du Pres on the sudser before its storied run on ABC ends Sept. 23.

Duhamel’s character supposedly died in 2003. Before his “passing,” he was paired with Rebecca Budig’s Greenlee (pictured here) and the two became the soap’s super couple. His scenes begin airing on Aug. 4.

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James Franco back on 'General Hospital'

general-hospitalImage Credit: Rick Rowell/ABCIsn’t it time to make this guy a series regular? James Franco will log yet another appearance on General Hospital this fall. He’ll reprise his role as the mysterious artist on Sept. 20.

Franco has made multiple cameos on the ABC sudser since 2009, after indicating through his manager that he’d like to give daytime soaps a try. News of his return comes at a time when GH is welcoming a new head writer: Garin Wolf’s first episode as the chief scribe will air July 26.

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'General Hospital' alum joins 'Days of Our Lives' -- EXCLUSIVE

A Port Charles troublemaker is coming to Salem. EW has learned exclusively that Sarah Brown, best known for originating the role of Carly on General Hospital, has joined the cast of NBC’s Days of Our Lives. She’ll play Madison James, a powerful CEO who takes on Sami (Alison Sweeney) as a protege. She also sets her sights on Brady (Eric Martsolf) and goes head-to-head with Kate (Lauren Koslow).

She’ll show up in September.

“Days of our Lives is one of television’s historic gems,” Brown said in a statement.  “I’m excited to join such a talented cast to portray such a strong yet feminine character that will inspire our female viewers.”

Brown is daytime TV veteran, having won three Emmy Awards for her work on GH. She also appeared on As the World Turns and The Bold & the Beautiful.  Her addition is one of many changes that Days is making in an attempt to reboot the NBC sudser. Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn are also returning as Marlena Evans and John Black.

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'General Hospital' says goodbye to Brenda -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

A huge story is unraveling this week on General Hospital — which culminates with some pretty spectacular work by Vanessa Marcil Giovinazzo. As fans know, Giovinazzo shot her last episode of the ABC sudser on June 9. Here’s an exclusive sneak peek of one of her last scenes with the equally beloved Maurice Benard (Sonny) that airs July 21. ABC Daytime says to keep an eye out for two heart-wrenching exit scenes that day.

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'General Hospital' sneak peek: Jason's ready to propose! -- VIDEO

No soap wedding ever goes off without a hitch — and the bad omens are already starting for Jason (Steve Burton) on General Hospital. Leave it to Maxie (Kirsten Storms) to put a damper on his proposal to Sam (Kelly Monaco). The story arc begins this week on the ABC sudser. READ FULL STORY

Official: Drake Hogestyn reuniting with Deidre Hall on 'Days of Our Lives'

Daytime’s super couple is finally reuniting! Days of Our Lives made it official today by announcing that Drake Hogestyn will reprise his role as John Black on Sept. 26. He joins Deidre Hall, who will also return to the NBC sudser to resume her role as Marlena Evans. The two are expected to begin production this week. READ FULL STORY

Official: 'Deidre Hall returns to 'Days of Our Lives'

Marlena’s coming home! A spokeswoman for Days of Our Lives has confirmed that Deidre Hall will reprise her role as Dr. Marlena Evans on Sept. 26. Her return marks just one of many changes the soap has in store to please old (and, with any luck, new) fans. READ FULL STORY

Patrick Muldoon and Christie Clark return to 'Days of Our Lives'

Some old lovers are returning to Salem. EW has confirmed that Patrick Muldoon (Austin Reed) and Christie Clark (Carrie Brady) will make their way back to the NBC sudser in September. Clark last appeared on Days in 2010, having worked on and off on the soap since the mid-80s. Muldoon left the show in 1995 to launch a TV (Melrose Place) and film (Starship Troopers) career.

They’ll go in front of the Days camera next week.

The return of Muldoon and Clark is just one many changes that Executive Producer Ken Corday is planning for the venerable soap. After hiring two new head writers to replace Dena Higley, Corday’s team has promised to return to more character-based storylines this fall. In addition, the show recently hired Freddie Smith (90210) to enter a same-sex relationship on the traditionally conservative show.

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